ERIC Number: ED404273
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Americans Personal Participation in the Arts: 1992. A Monograph Describing the Data from the Survey of Public Participation in the Arts.
Peters, Monnie; Cherbo, Joni Maya
This monograph examines the extent to which the U.S. adult population was involved in personal art participation in 1992, compares it to participation in 1982, and profiles personal arts participants. The National Endowment for the Arts attempted to determine the scope of adult public participation in the arts through the Surveys of Public Participation in the Arts (SPPA) of 1982, 1985, and 1992. Conducted by the U.S. Bureau of the Census and originally focused on participation and attendance of events related to opera, ballet, classical music, art museums, musicals/operetta, and plays, the later surveys included a look at other forms such as weaving, photography, sculpting, and attendance at art/crafts events and movies. The document is organized into 4 sections. Section 1 looks at the number and proportions of individuals involved in various types of hands-on activities through creation or performance of art. The extent of hands-on arts participation is compared with other dimensions of art participation, including arts attendance, arts media involvement, and taking art classes. Section 2 profiles personal arts participants as a group according to demographic backgrounds and involvement, participation, or preference for various activities. Section 3 looks at each group of participants according to the specific art form. Section 4 summarizes the patterns and highlights the findings on personal art activities. The Appendix provides additional data tables and 1982 and 1992 survey questionnaire information regarding methodology and measuring sampling. (MM)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Endowment for the Arts, Washington, DC.